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Jennifer Lopez  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Free J-Lo Concert Near City Island Has Many Local Residents Seeing Red

It’s being billed as Jennifer Lopez’s first performance in the Bronx — her hometown borough. But next Wednesday’s concert is more headache than homecoming for one community, where some are dreading the event.

05/30/2014

Artist rendering of proposed new City Island Bridge (credit: NYC Department of Transportation)

NYC Scales Back Plans For City Island Bridge

City Island residents were claiming victory Sunday in its fight against a planned new bridge to the Bronx that they thought was out of scale with their small, maritime community.

05/04/2014

New City Island Bridge

City Island Residents Sue Over Planned Bridge Upgrade

City Island residents pride themselves on living in one of the city’s few fishing enclaves. But, the aging bridge to the island is about to be replaced with a design that has some of them concerned.

11/08/2013

New City Island Bridge

City Releases Renderings Of Planned New City Island Bridge

The New York City Department of Transportation on Monday announced plans to tear down the City Island Bridge in the Bronx and replace it with a new span.

09/23/2013

A house on City Island (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

One Tank Trips: City Island, NYC

In this week’s installment of One Tank Trips, we won’t even leave the city, but you’ll be transported a world away.

07/03/2013

(credit: City Island Beer Company)

The Bronx Hopes To Be NYC’s Next Beer Hot Spot As Beer Week Kicks Off

When Rheingold shut down its brewery in the 1960s, the Bronx became a beer wasteland. That was until a few years ago.

02/22/2013

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Tony’s Pier Restaurant On City Island Plans To Rebuild After Fire During Sandy

The popular Tony’s Pier Restaurant on City Island in the Bronx was in ruins Tuesday, following a fire that struck in the midst of Superstorm Sandy.

CBS New York–10/31/2012

Water pours into the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery tunnel due to Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo, Bloomberg Assess Sandy’s Impact On NYC; Battery Tunnel Flooded By Cascading Water

Numerous bridges have been shut and power has been cut to parts of lower Manhattan.

10/29/2012

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New York’s 6 Best Culture Spots (On A Budget)

Sample New York’s diverse arts and culture without breaking the budget.

04/09/2012

Rat Island and Alex Schibli (inset) (credit: CBS 2)

Alex Schibli Buys ‘Rat Island’ For $160,000

The small island, which is almost completely submerged at high tide, is mostly rocky, and is littered with thousands of mussel shells among the rocks and some small patches of grass.

10/03/2011

Rat Island (in the foreground) is seen from City Island - Bronx, NY - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

You Can Own Your Own Private Island, Right Here In New York City

It lacks many basic amenities and has an off-putting name, but Rat Island can be your very own when it goes up for auction next week.

09/27/2011

Supporters gather at a 'Save the Fire Companies' rally near City Hall to protest New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to close 20 fire companies Friday, June 3, 2011, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Firefighters March Over Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Closure Of 20 NYC Firehouses

New York City firefighters hit the streets Friday, marching over the Brooklyn Bridge in protest.

06/03/2011

Patricia Madsen (credit: CBS 2)

City Island Woman Continues To Get Donations To Send To Disaster-Ridden Alabama

The scene of devastation throughout the south — especially Alabama — broke the heart of Patricia Madsen, who decided to do something about it.

05/10/2011

The loss of life and property across the south touched the heart of City Island resident Patricia Madsen, so she decided to do something to help. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Island Woman Rallies Community To Help Tornado-Ravaged Alabama

The loss of life and property across the tornado-ravaged south touched the heart of one City Island woman, so she decided to do something to help.

05/04/2011

Police say 40-year-old Peter Wolfman was intoxicated when he drove his car onto the sidewalk. (credit: CBS 2)

Driver Charged In Crash That Left NYC Teen Critical

Witnesses said the driver, 40-year-old Peter Wolfman, was speeding moments before he tried to make a u-turn.

11/15/2010

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